Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (22):
Biological aspect of being male or female
Social or cultural aspect of being male or female
Personal sense of being male or female
Outward expression of gender based on cultural expectations
Rigidly held, oversimplified beliefs that males and females have distinctly different traits
Child's learning of culture's gender roles
Children are reinforced for gender appropriate behavior
When can a child ID gender?
When is gender permanent?
Physiology of sexuality
What do you need a base level of to have interest
External stimuli of sexuality
aroused by explicit material
Gender differences in sexuality
women look down more on casual sex
Enduring sexual attraction towards members of a particular gender
How many men are homosexual?
How many women are homosexual?
Is homosexuality biological or environmental?
Brain structures in homosexuality
Anterior hypothalamus is smaller in homosexual men and all women
Prenatal influences on homosexuality
Hormones and birth order (men with older brothers are more likely to be gay) (maternal antibodies are stronger with each pregnancy)
Why are women more selective with their sexual habits?
They have limited fertility and want to choose a man who will help raise children